The Potential Impact of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication on On-Street Parking Under Heterogeneous Conditions

The aim of this paper is to study the impacts of bottom-up information provision about on-street parking places on parking dynamics under heterogeneous conditions. Using an agent-based simulation model, performance is compared between a bottom-up vehicle-to-vehicle communication strategy and a strategy that combines parking sensors and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. In the latter approach on street parking places are all equipped with sensors capable of disseminating their status. The results show that search time is decreased for informed 'smart' cars, especially under spatially heterogeneous conditions, for the sensor-based strategy. Furthermore, for the case of the sensor-based strategy, the results point out that smart cars outperform regular cars in terms of walking distance under all circumstances. The positive impacts for the vehicle-to-vehicle strategy are limited to walking distance improvements only.


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  • Accession Number: 01599667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2016 10:48AM